Team Applied Geology


Team Applied Geology
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Thorsten Schäfer


Prof. Dr. habil.

Telephone: 03641 /  948640
Telefax: 03641 / 948622





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Personal information

Birth Date and Place: 11.09.1969, Wiesbaden, Germany
Marital Status: Married, 3 children

Educational history

  • 2008
    • Habilitation (Priv. Doz. Dr. habil., 2008)
      Freie Universität Berlin,  Department of Geosciences, Germany
      Advisor: Prof. Dr. A. Pekdeger

  • 1998
    • Ph.D. in Hydrogeology (Dr. rer. nat., 1998)
      Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department of Geosciences, Germany
      Advisors: Prof. Dr. D. Schenk, Prof. Dr. F. Sirocko (University of Mainz)

  • 1994
    • Diploma in Geology (Dipl. Geol., 1994)
      Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department of Geosciences, Germany
      Advisors: Prof. Dr. D. Schenk & Dr. H. Knoke, Depart­ment of Geoscience


  • seit 6/2017
    University Professor and Chair of Applied Geology
    Friedrich-Schiller-Universität (FSU) Jena, Germany
    Institute of Earth Sciences

  • 10/2014 – 2017
    Professor of Chemical Environmental Geology
    Karlsruher  Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
    Department of Applied Geosciences, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geo and Environmental Sciences

  • 2014 – 2017
    Deputy Director
    Karlsruher  Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
    of the Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE)

  • 2009 – 2017
    Deputy divisional head "Geochemistry"
    Karlsruher  Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
    of the Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE)

  • 2008 – 2009
    Stellvertretender Leiter Abteilung "Geochemie"
    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, INE, Germany

  • 2004 – 2012
    Group Leader "Radionuclide Migration"
    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, INE, Germany

  • 2002 – 2009
    Group Leader "Colloid Chemistry"
    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, INE, Germany

  • 1999 – 2000
    Staff scientist
    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, INE, Germany

  • 2000 – 2001
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Brookhaven National Laboratory (NSLS) & State Univer­sity of New York, USA

  • 1996 – 1998
    Research Associate
    Johannes Gutenberg  University of Mainz, Germany
    DFG priority program 546 "Geochemical processes with long-term effects in anthropogenically- affected seepage and groundwater"

  • 1994 – 1995
    Research Associate
    Johannes Gutenberg  University of Mainz, Germany
    German Research Foundation (DFG) priority program 546 "Geochemical processes with long-term effects in anthropogenically-affected seepage and groundwater"

  • 1994
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
    Johannes Gutenberg  University of Mainz, Germany
    Compilation of a hy­drocarbon reservoir rock data base for the expert system FROCKI (German Society for Petroleum and Coal Science and Technology, DGMK)

  • 1995 – 1996
    Military Service
    Department of air traffic control (AFSBw)

Awards and recognitions



  • 2017 – present
    Associated Editor for Chemie der Erde – Geochemistry, Elsevier
  • 2016 – present
    Guest Editor for Geothermal Energy Journal, Springer
  • 2015 –2016
    Guest Editor for Clays and Clay Minerals
  • 2014 – present
    Associated Editor, Applied Geochemistry, Elsevie
  • 2010 – present
    Member of the expert panel on radionuclide migration in plastic clays for the ONDRAF/NIRAS and SCK∙CEN preparation of the Safety and Feasibility Case-1 (SFC-1)
  • 2006 – present
    Laboratory coordinator of the Grimsel Test Site (GTS) Colloid Formation & Migration (CFM) project
  • 2005 – present
    Representative of INE in the NEA-OECD "ClayClub" focusing on the characterization, the understanding and the Performance of Argillaceous Rocks as Repository Host Formations
    Proposal Review Committee (PRT) member of the PSI-SLS synchrotron facility "Hard XAS", Advanced light source (ALS, Berkeley) & Canadian Light Source (CLS) Panel on Geoscience applications


  • 2013 – present
    Principal investigator (PI); research field energy proposal for a Helmholtz research programme "Renewable Energies Topic 4: Geothermal Energy Systems" (2015-2019)
  • 2013 – present
    Principal investigator (PI); research field energy proposal for a Helmholtz research programme "Nuclear Waste Management and Safety as well as Radiation Research Topic 1: Nuclear Waste Management" (2015-2019)
  • 2016 – 2017
    Member "Geo/Water" of the Council for Research and Promotion of Young Scientists (CRYS) at KIT
  • 2014 – 2017 
    Deputy Topic speaker "Georesources" of the KIT Climate and Environment Center
  • 2012 – present
    Member of the Holcim-Award
  • 2009 – present
    Advisory committee member of the "Center of Competence for Material Moisture, CMM"
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Regina Piechnick


Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room H101

Telephone: 03641 /  948621

Fax: 03641 / 948622


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Dirk Merten



Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room H118

Telephone: 03641 / 948616




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Dr. Dirk Merten, born on 29. January 1969 in Lünen

  • 10/89 – 11/94 
    • Studies of Chemistry at the University of Dortmund

  • 10/94 – 11/94 
    • Diploma examination

  • 01/95 – 08/95 
    • Diploma thesis (translated from German):
      "Modelling and experimental verification of the evaporation behaviour
      of refractory particles for ICP-OES with pneumatic nebulization of suspensions"

  • 08/95 
    • Grade: Dipl.-Chem.

  • 09/95 – 12/98 
    • PhD in the group Analytical Chemistry (translated from German):
      "Development of direct and coupled methods for the analysis of ZrO2
      based ceramic powders using fast sequential atomic emission spectrometry with the inductively coupled plasma."

  • 12/98 
    • Grade: Dr. rer. nat.

  • 07/97 – 08/97 
    • Stay abroad at ISA Jobin Yvon in France, funded by the LEONARDO-Project oft he European Union

  • seit 07/99
    • Responsible for the ICP-MS system at the Institute of Geosciences at the Friedrich Schiller university Jena

  • seit 11/03 
    • Head of the Hydrogeochemical lab at the Institute of Geosciences at the Friedrich Schiller university Jena

Academic teaching

Bio-Geo-Colloquium (WS and SS), in English

In a weekly lecture series lecturers report on their research on the manifold interactions in the systems atmosphere, plant, soil, and groundwater. The lecture series is focused on the spatially and temporally extremely diverse microbiological, molecular genetic, geological, hydrogeochemical, mineralogical, pedological, and geoecological mechanisms transport and impact of substances in the environment rely on.

The current program can be found here [pdf, 227 kb] de

Schedule: during the lecture period, Tuesday, 5.15 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lecture Hall, Wöllnitzer Str. 7

Methods applied in hydrogeochemistry (WS), in German

Knowledge of sampling groundwater and surface water and its preservation for analysis for organic and inorganic water constituents is provided. An introduction to various analytical methods for dissolved and colloidal water constituents and for extraction from soils is given. Practical applications are made to check plausibility and to evaluate and present analytical results. 

(For current dates please search in the course catalog under event no.: 45686)

Isotope methods in Hydrogeology (WS), in German

An overview of the application of stable and radioactive isotopes for hydrogeological problems is given. The basics of measurement methodology of isotopes will be presented and data of different isotope methods from literature will be applied in practical exercises. Current measurement methodologies for the determination of stable isotopes will be practically applied and the obtained data will be evaluated.

(For current dates please search in the course catalog under event no.: 45717 and 45718)

Bio-Geo-Interactions 1 (Part 2) , in German

Literature and database research on selected topics in the geosciences and biosciences and the presentation of the acquired knowledge promote the ability to work independently in a scientific manner.

(For current dates please search in the course catalog under event no.: 22750)



Rare earth elements as tools for process studies in various environmental compartments

After normalization to suitable standards such as Post Archean Australian Shale Rare earth elements (REE: La- Lu) can be applied to study processes such as dissolution, co(preciptation), sorption in the system water, soil, rock, and biota. A list of publications on these topics may be found here.

However, the application of REE for process studies relies on high qualitative analytical data. Typically, concentrations of REE in the environment are rather low while matrix elements are often highly concentrated thus impeding analytical measurements. For this reason methods for matrix separation/enrichment of REE from the water phase and for the interfrence free determination of REE are developed (further). Publications on this topic can be found here

A further research topic is the microbial impact on geochemical processes.

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Marcus Böhm


M.Sc. Geography

Telephone: 03641 948697

Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room H121



Project assignment: BMBF-Project TRANS-LARA


  • Since January 2018:
    • PhD-student at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
      Institute of Geosciences
      Chair of Applied Geology
  • October 2014 - February 2017:
    • Master program: Geography (M.Sc.)
      Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
      Master's thesis: "The importance of internal re-dissolution potentials of nutrients and heavy metals in polymictic shallow lakes using the example of Lake Süsser See"

  • October 2011 - September 2014
    • Bachelor program: Geography (B.Sc.)
      Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Field of research interests:

My last research topics were related to the investigation of the Fe-S-C-systems of (semi-)terrestrial and aquatic sediment bodies. Within my PhD thesis in the TRANS-LARA project I am working on the effect of colloids/nanoparticles on the transfer of radionuclides from the saturated groundwater system through the vadose zone to the biosphere (soil) under different climatic scenarios expected within the safety assessment period of a deep geological nuclear waste repository.

Further Interests: Limnology, GIS, Botany

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Dietrich Berger

Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room H307

Telephone: 03641 / 948618




Vegetation is a main landscape feature. It is anthropogenic influenced more or less and subjected to succession.  Particularly dynamic changes can be observed in devastated post mining areas as around Ronneburg. Standardized vegetation surveys are necessary to analyze such changes, for example vegetation survey according to Braun-Blanquet. With ecological indicator values of different species site conditions can be concluded."

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Frank Buchwald

Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room H009

Telephone: 03641 / 948603


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Ulrike Buhler

Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room H309D and L002

Telephone: 03641 / 948641 und 03641 / 948649


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Ruth Amenuvela Ewouame

Room: 111A

Telephone: 03641 / 9-48669



  • Since October 2022
    • Ph.D candidate at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
      Institute of Earth Sciences
      Chair of Applied Geology
  •  September 2020 – July 2022
    • Master program: Environment Management: Soils, Wastes and Polluted Sites Management (M.Sc.)
      Aix-Marseille University, France
      Master's thesis: Role of the colloidal fraction in the transport and the fate of metallic pollutants in surfaces waters.
  •  September 2019 – June 2020
    • Bachelorprogram: Environmental Sciences (B.Sc.)
      Perpignan University, France
      Bachelor's thesis: Application of analytical chemistry in Environmental Sciences.
  •  October 2014 – August 2018
    • Professional Bachelor: Water and Environment Management
      Lomé University, Togo
      Bachelor's thesis: Organic wastes composting and use on corn crop.


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Steffen Hellmann


M. Sc. Chemistry – Energy – Environment

PhD student in the structured PhD program of the International Max Planck Research School for global Biogeochemical Cycles (IMPRS-gBGC) at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena associated with the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena

Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room H 305

Telephone: 03641 / 948667
Fax: 03641 / 948622


Project affiliation(s): DFG SPP 2005, CONCERT-CCair

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    • Since Feb. 2021
      • PhD student at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
        Institute of Geosciences
        Working group: Applied Geology
        associated with the
      • Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
        Biogeochemical Processes
        Working group: Molecular Biogeochemistry
      • Thesis-Working title: Application of single particle/single cell ICP-MS to geotechnical and biogeochemical liquid sample
    • October 2018 – December 2020
      • Master program: Chemistry - Energy - Environment (M. Sc.)
        Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
      • Master’s thesis (applied at: Thuringian State Office for Agriculture and Rural Areas, Jena):  Analytical Investigations to estimate phosphorus re-dissolution rates in trace levels of selected topsoils and river sediments
    • September 2014 – February 2018
      • Bachelor program: Chemistry- and Environmental Engineering (B. Sc.)
        Technische Hochschule Lübeck
      • Bachelor’s thesis (applied at: Helmholtz-Centre Geesthacht): Element fingerprint of sediment samples from the German river Weser as well as method development for the measurement of stable Pb isotope ratios using ICP-MS/MS
    • August 2012 – June 2014
      • Further apprenticeship to Environmental Protection Engineer
        Freiherr-vom-Stein-Berufskolleg Werne
      • Title of project work applied at Umweltlabor ACB GmbH, Münster): Documentation of the remediation of contaminated sites on an industrial site in “Kreis Warendorf (Germany)” with the focus on the comparison of remediation alternatives and the interpretation of pollutant analysis
  • August 2008 – June 2011
    • Apprenticeship to Chemistry Laboratory Worker
      Umweltlabor ACB GmbH, Münster


  • July 2011 – August 2012
    • Chemistry Laboratory Worker (full time),
      Department: Organic chemistry, GC-ECD / GC- MS, PCB analytics
      Umweltlabor ACB GmbH, Münster


  • November 2018
    • Winner of the Possehl-Engineer price 2018
      Possehl-Stiftung Lübeck for the best thesis of TH Lübeck

Stay abroad

    • April 2018 – August 2018
      • ERASMUS+ research internship
        Department: Trace Element Speciation Laboratory (TESLA)
        University of Aberdeen, Scotland


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Sarah Hupfer


Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room H 111B

Telephone: 03641 / 948644







  • Since 08/2019
    • Postdoc at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute for Geosciences
  • 08/2014-12/2018
    • Research fellow at Leibniz-Institut for Applied Geophysics in the section Rock Physics & Borehole Geophysics
      Project: Junior Research Group Subrosion - Investigation of the complex electrical properties for the characterization of carbonate rocks.
      PhD thesis: Spectral Induced Polarization of an enhanced pore space characterization and analysis of solution processes of carbonate rocks


  • 2011-2014
    • Master program: Geosciences (M.Sc.)
      Specialization geophysics
      University of Potsdam
      Master's thesis: Systematic Investigations of the Complex Electrical Resistance of Mineral-Sand-Mixtures
  • 2008-2011
    • Bachelor program: Geosciences (B.Sc.)
      University of Potsdam
      Bachelor's thesis: Coulomb Voltage Changes caused by the Tohoku-oki Earthquake
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Daniel Jara Heredia



Field of Work: Transport and geochemical modelling

Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room H 307

Telephone: 03641 / 948618




  • 10/2013-06/2017
    • PhD in Hydrogeology (Doctorat en sciences de la terre)
      Supervisor: Jean-Raynald de Dreuzy
      Université de Rennes 1, France
      PhD Title: Improvement of the numerical capacities of simulation tools for reactive transport modelling in porous media
  • 09/2005-06/2011
    • Diploma: Engineering (Enginyer Industrial/Ingeniero Industrial)
      Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona (ETSEIB)
      Diploma thesis: DNB and void fraction TRACE models with PSBT experiments
      Supervisor: Tomasz Kozlowski


  • 04/2018-today
    Postdoc at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
    TRANS-LARA project
  • 10/2016-03/2017
    • PhD candidate (Ingénieur d'études) in CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique)
  • 10/2013-09/2016
    • PhD candidate (Ingénieur Thésard) in ANDRA (Agence Nationale pour la Gestion des Dèchets Radioactifs)
      ANDRA Supervisor: Benoit Cochepin
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Ines Kamp

Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room L002 and H015

Telephone: 03641 / 948649 und 03641 / 948708


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Annemie Kusturica


M.Sc. Geoscience

Telephone: 03641 948644

Room: H111B


Project assignment:

WTZ-Granit de




Professional career

    • Since July 2021
      • Scientific assistant/PhD candidate
        Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
        Project: WTZ-Granit


  • April 2018- May 2021
    • Master program: Geoscience (M.Sc.)
      Specialization Geology
      Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
      Master´s thesis: Calcite fracture-fillings as geochemical archive and natural retention of trace-elements

  • Oktober 2014 - September 2018
    • Bachelor program:  Bio-Geoscience (B.Sc.)
      Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
      Bachelor´s thesis: Aufreinigung von Siderphoren aus Bodenbakterien des Schlöppnerbrunnen
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Dan Frederik Lange

M.Sc. Marine Geosciences
PhD student in the graduate program International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, in association with the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Room: B1.019 (Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry)

Telefon: 03641 / 576146

Telefax: 03641 / 948622

Academic Education

  • Since Feb. 2021
    • PhD-Student an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
      Institute of Geosciences.
      Faculty for Applied Geosciences.
      Associated with the
    • Max Planck Institute for Biogeosciences
      Department Biogeochemical Processes
      Working group: Molecular Biogeochemistry
    • Oct. 2017 – Sept. 2020
      • Master program: Marine Geosciences (M.Sc.)
        Specialization: Biogeochemistry
        University of Bremen
      • Master's thesis: Position-specific 13C labeling of amino acids: Water column turnover and microbial transformation pathways in the shelf region off Cape Blanc. Hinrichs Lab, Marum
  • Oct. 2012 – March 2017
    • Bachelor program: Geosciences (B. Sc.)
      University of Bremen
      Specialization: Geochemie
    • Bachelor's thesis: Vergleich von lipidischen SST-Proxys in Partikel- und Sedimentproben in Abhängigkeit von der Wassertiefe am Kontinentalrand vor Nordwest-Iberien. Hinrichs Lab, Marum.
  • August 2003 – Mai 2012
    • Abitur, A level.
      Sophie-Scholl-Gymnasium, Itzehoe


  • Dec. 2020
    • Best Thesis Award in Marine Geosciences, for the master thesis. University of Bremen
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Susanne Lehmann



Room: H304

Telephone: 03641 / 948634


Project assignment:
RENA Biological radionuclide removal using natural association processes - (BMBF: 02NUK066B)

Field of Work:
Pore space characterisation and reactive transport modelling




  • Since December 2021
    • Postdoc at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute for Geosciences
      Project: RENA

  • 7/2021-12/2021
    • Engineer at Baugrundbüro Dr.-Ing. Weißenburg Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH at Naumburg

  • 10/2019- 09/2020
    • Engineer at IAF Radioökologie Gmbh in Radeberg, Development of radiochemical methods and nuclear physical measurements for environmental analysis

  • 12/2014-07/2019
    • Research fellow at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dreden-Rossendorf, Institute of Resource Ecology, Department of Surface Processes
      Project: EDUKEM: Development and implementation of experimental methods for improved modelling of uranium-containing saline solutions (translated)

  • 2012-2013
    • Research assistant at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute for Geosciences
      Project: Reservoir-quality study of the greater Grijpskerk area, onshore the Netherlands


  • 12/2014 - 07/2019
    • PhD in Radiochemistry (Dr. rer. nat)
      Helmholtz-Zentrum Dreden-Rossendorf, Institute of Resource Ecology, Department of Surface Processes
      TU Dresden, School of Science, Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry
      Doctoral thesis: Uranium under reducing conditions - Spectroscopic and thermodynamic characterization of aqueous speciation (translated)
      Supervisors: Prof. Thorsten Stumpf, Dr. Robin Steudtner
  • 2008 - 2014
    • Diploma Studies: Geology
      Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute for Geosciences
      Diploma thesis: Effects of clay mineral formation on the reservoir quality of Rotliegend sandstones of the Slochteren Formation of the NE Netherlands (translated)
      Supervisor: Prof. Reinhard Gaupp


  • Thermodynamic and structural aspects of the aqueous uranium(IV) system – hydrolysis vs. sulfate complexation, Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 17898-17907,
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Alessio Leins

Telephone: +49 331 288 28702



Project affiliation:
REFLECT - Redefining geothermal fluid properties at extreme conditions to optimize future geothermal energy extraction.


  • Since January 2020
    • PhD Candidate
      GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
      Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute for Earth Sciences
  • 2015-2019
    • Master program: Geoecology (M.Sc.)
      University Potsdam
      Master's Thesis: Release and fate of organic and inorganic matter from the Batagaika thaw slump to the Yana River in central Yakutia (Russia) due to rapid permafrost degradation
  •  2012-2015
    • Bachelor progam: Biogeosciences (B.Sc.)
      Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
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Mirgorodsky, Daniel



Work area: Bio-Geo-Interaktion, USER

Telephone: 03641 / 948667




Curriculum vitae

  • since 2015
    • Supervision and participation within BMBF-project USER
  • 01/2008 – 2013
    • PhD-thesis
      in the framework of the BMBF-project PHYTOREST
      Doctoral thesis: Feldversuche zur Sanierung von Schwermetall und Radionuklid kontaminierten Flächen mittels Phytoremediation im ehemaligen Uranbergbaurevier Ronneburg (Ostthüringen)
  • 2000 – 2007
    • Diploma study
      Major subject: Geography
      Minor subject: Geology, Geophysics
      Diploma thesis: Untersuchung der Grundwasserschwankungen hinsichtlich hydrologischer, hydrogeologischer und vegetationsspezifischer Einflüsse auf dem Biodiversitätstestfeld (Jena-Experiment)
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Sarah Nettemann


M. Sc. Biogeosciences

Telephone: 03641 / 948667

Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room H 305


Project affiliation: BMBF-Projekt USER2




  • Since August 2019
    • Ph.D candidate at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
      Institute of Earth Sciences
      Chair of Applied Geology
  •  October 2016 – March 2019
    • Master program: Biogeosciences (M.Sc.)
      Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
      Master's thesis: Nanoparticle Tracking Fluorescence Analysis (Fluo-NTA): a new method to differentiate between inorganic nanoparticles and biocolloids?
  •  October 2013 – September 2016
    • Bachelorprogram: Biogeosciences (B.Sc.)
      Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
      Bachelor's thesis: Investigation of the diversity of methylamine-utilizing microorganisms in freshwater ecosystems
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Sven Philipp

M.Sc. Applied Geoscience

Telephone: 06742/80499-60



  • since 12/2018
    • Ph.D candidate in Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
      Institute for Geosciences
      Chair of Applied Geology

  • since 07/2015
    • Employee in Wasser und Boden GmbH


  • 2012-2015
    • Master program: Applied Geoscience
      Darmstadt University of Technology
      Master's thesis: Hydrochemistry and Isotopic Analysis of Deep (Partly Thermal) Wells and Springs in NW-Slovenia"
  •  2007-2012
    • Bachelor program:  Applied Geoscience
      Darmstadt University of Technology
      Bachelor's thesis: Geologische Kartierung des Zechsteins am südöstlichen Harzrand bei Breitungen
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Janis Leon Pingel



M. Sc. Geology

Project: Kollorado-e3

Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room H 307

Telephone: 03641 / 948618





  •  Since Januar 2020
    • PhD candidate
      Institut for Geosciences
      Chair in applied geology

  • October 2017 - September 2019
    • Master program: Geoscience (M.Sc.)
      Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
      Master's thesis: 4D Geo-Positron-Emission-Tomography (GeoPET) in-situ fluid flow channel visualization in an unaltered granite fracture from Soultz-sous-Forêts (France)
  • April 2014 - September 2017
    • Bachelor program: Geoscience (B.Sc.)
      Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
      Bachelor's Thesis: Construction of a balanced cross section in the Dinarides fold and thrust belt between the city of Ulcinj and the Lake Shkodër, Montenegro
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Michael Pirrung


PD Dr.

Responsibilities: Room plan, lecture plan and exam dates (Friedolin) for the study paths B.Sc. and M.Sc. Geosciences, lectureships geology, proportionaltely organisation of biogeoscientific field course. 


Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room 111B

Telephone: 03641 / 948644



Teaching (in german language)

WS: introduction to geosciences field trip, introduction to remote sensing/GIS, proportionately soft rocks, well site geology and geophysics.

SS: mapping for biogeosciences, geological mapping course for biogeosciences, earth history field trip for M.Sc. Geography, proportionately introduction to applied geology, biogeoscientific field course.




0. General Information (in German language)

FM-01_Formblatt_Probennahme [pdf, 188 kb] de
FM-01_Bearbeiter_Probennehmer [pdf, 214 kb] de
FM-01_Hinweise_Probennahme [pdf, 191 kb] de
FM-02_Gedanken_Hochwasserschutz [pdf, 1 mb] de

  1. Projektziele, Material, Methodik [pdf, 1 mb] de

  2. Flusssedimente und Liefergesteine [pdf, 2 mb] de

  3. Magnetische Suszeptibilität [pdf, 982 kb] de

  4. Materialbezogene Aspekte bei fluviatilem Transport [pdf, 469 kb] de

 5. Results (in German or French language)

• 5.1 Hochgebirge – Unterengadin um Scuol [pdf, 2 mb] de
• 5.2 Litoral - Langeoog [pdf, 861 kb] de
• 5.3. Mittelgebirge und Vorland – Loquitz und mittlere Thüringische Saale [pdf, 2 mb] de
• 5.4 Steinkohlenbergbau - Saar [pdf, 7 mb] de
• 5.5 Zusammenfassende Übersicht über fluviatile Sedimente in Zentraleuropa [pdf, 1 mb] de
• 5.6 Tertiäre Vulkanite im Siebengebirge am Rhein [pdf, 5 mb] de
• 5.7 Litoral - Norderney  [pdf, 5 mb] de
• 5.8 Glaziale quartäre Ablagerungen – zwischen Lauenburg und Ostsee [pdf, 1 mb] de
• 5.9 Trias-Landschaft – Fränkische Saale [pdf, 572 kb] de
• 5.10 France – Grands bassins sédimentaires et régions volcaniques [pdf, 4 mb] de
• 5.11 France – Massif Armoricain [pdf, 3 mb] de
• 5.12 - Usedom [pdf, 3 mb] de


  • Dust as environmental signal from geogenic and anthropogenic sources
  • magnetic susceptibility of recent fluvial sediments and their catchment rocks in Germany and surrounding areas
  • geochemistry of catchment rocks and recent fluvial sediments in the catchment of river Thüringische Saale
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Markus Riefenstahl

M. Sc. Biologie

Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room D305

Telephone: 03641 / 948667



Field of activity: Phytoremediation, Bio-Geo-Interactions

Project: Phytoremediation experiments with fast-growing tree species


  • since 2013
    • PhD candidate
      Institute of Geosciences, Working group Applied Geology
  • since 2012
    • Scientific assistant
      Institute of Geosciences, FSU in Jena
  • 2003–2012
    • Bachelor + Master program: Biology, Geography und Geology (B.Sc. + M.Sc.)
      Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
      Masterthesis: Studies on the effect of microbial factors and Ethanolamin on growth parameters and heavy metal tolerance in plants
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Michael Ude

Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room 213

Telephone: 03641 / 948721


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Neele van Laaten



Project: Anthropogenic and geogenic sources of dust in urban areas in Central Germany

Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room 111A

Telephone: 03641 / 9-48669


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  • Since 08/2020
    • Postdoc

  • 02/2016 – 07/2020
    • PhD-student
      Member of the International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles (IMPRS-gBGC)
      Doctoral thesis: Metals in urban dust: Potentials of spider web biomonitoring and statistical approaches to identify anthropogenic sources of urban particulate matter

  • 01/2019 – 04/2019
    • Research stay at the University of Copenhagen, section Chemometrics and Analytical Technology

  • 10/2013 – 01/2016
    • Master program: Environmental Chemistry (M.Sc.)
      Specialised course: Earth Sciences
      Friedrich Schiller University Jena
      Master’s thesis (translated from German): Chemometric evaluation of the metal transport between soil and plant in pot experiments with energy crops

  • 10/2010 – 09/2013
    • Bachelor program:  Chemistry (B.Sc.)
      Specialised course: Environmental Chemistry
      Friedrich Schiller University Jena
      Bachelor’s thesis (translated from German): Degradation of trace contaminants in aquatic systems by means of sonocatalytic processes

Research Interests

I am an environmental (geo)chemist mainly focusing on heavy metals in different environmental/geological matrices. One aspect of my work is biomonitoring of urban particulate matter, for example with spider webs. Another aspect is LA-ICP-MS which I apply on both geological and biological solid samples.

Besides, I am particularly interested in chemometrics. I am applying (multivariate) statistical methods to deal with big datasets and/or maximize the amount of information I can get from chemical analyses (e.g. identification of pollution sources or areas of special interest in solid samples).

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Gerit Weinzierl

Address: Burgweg 11, 07749 Jena, Room L003

Telephone: 03641 / 948653